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Malaysia: Former federal minister on corruption charge

16 November 2018 Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor (in picture) was  charged with corruptly receiving a total of $240,000 from a property developer to increase the plot ratio of a development in Jalan Semarak in 2013. He was allowed on bail of $240,000. He was also ordered to surrender his passport. Bernama News agency reported. Tengku Adnan, Putrajaya Member of Parliament, received the gratification from a businessman, Tan Eng Boon of Pekan Nenas Industries Sdn Bhd. The cheque was banked into Tengku Adnan’s bank account. He was a cabinet minister in the previous Barisan Nasional government. Separately, Datuk...

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India: Former BJP Minister arrested on bribery charges

16 November 2018 Gali Janardhan Reddy was formerly a minister in the ruling party BJP. He is a mining baron in the district of Ballari in Bengaluru. He is alleged to have received 57 kg gold worth $2.5 Million to help an accused in a case being investigated by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). He has already spent three years in jail. He was out on bail. A magistrate’s court in Bengaluru had remanded Reddy to judicial custody till 24 November. Reddy’s aide Ali Khan was also arrested. Syed Ahmed Fareed, owner of Ambident Group, which was allegedly running a...

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India: CBI corruption

16 November 2018 The picture above shows from left to right Rakesh Asthana, Mr Modi and Alok Verma. The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has reportedly found no proof of CBI director Alok Verma accepting any bribes as alleged by his deputy Rakesh Asthana. However, the commission has fund some “administrative lapses” on the part of Alok Verma. Mr Asthana, Alok Verma’s deputy, accused Verma of taking bribes. Verma in turn accused Mr Asthana of taking bribes and was about to arrest Mr Asthana on corruption charges. Modi intervened and sent both Mr Verma and Asthana on compulsory leave. The Supreme Court...

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Malaysia: Former First Lady charged with corruption over solar hybrid project

15 November 2018 Rosmah Mansor (picture) was on Thursday charged with two counts of soliciting $45 million, being 15 percent of the value of a contract from Saidi Abang Samsudin, the managing director of Jepak Holdings Sdn Bhd and receiving $360,000n for a solar hybrid project for 369 rural schools in Sarawak. She pleaded not guilty. The court allowed Rosmah a bail of RM1 million with one surety and fixed 10 December for mention. Yahoo News reported. Rizal Mansor, a former aide, was also charged on Thursday with soliciting and receiving bribes for himself and on behalf of Rosmah...

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Colombia: Mysterious death of key witness in construction giant Odebrecht’s corruption trial

15 November 2018 Colombian attorney-general has opened an investigation into the death of Jorge Enrique Pizano (pictured), a key witness in the Odebrecht’s corruption trial. Forensic experts became suspicious when Mr Pizano’s son who travelled from Barcelona to attend his father’s funeral, took a swig from a bottle of flavoured water which was standing on his father’s desk. He immediately became violently ill and died on the way to hospital. Doctors diagnosed cyanide poisoning. The investigators are re-examining the forensic tests carried out on his father’s body. The possibility that Pizano’s death was not due to natural causes has...

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